Grade 12 Book List (Graphic Novels)

Graphic Novels…

have a place in the English Classroom.  When focusing on key literacy skills it doesn’t matter what sort of text students engage with.  Few teachers refuse to teach short stories because they’re “not real books” and yet that stigma exists when it comes to graphic novels.

While graphic novels can help struggling readers, by offering visual cues to help decode the text, they are also excellent texts to engage the most avid of readers.


Batman: The Dark Night Returns

By: Frank Millar


Daytripper

By: Gabriel Ba


DMZ: Volume 1

By: Brian Wood


Photographer

By: Emmanuel Guibert


This One Summer

By: Mariko T Tamaki


Zahra’s Paradise

By: Amir and Khalil


Glitterbomb

By: Jim Zub


The Best We Could Do

By: Thi Bui


Blankets

By: Craig Thompson


Add your own graphic novel suggestions, and tips for using graphic novels in the classroom, in the comments below.

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